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My latest interest is in photographing short-eared owls. They come to Japan from Eurasia as a winter retreat and return to their homeland when spring arrives. …

Now, the Coronavirus situation in the world is getting really serious. I want things to return to normal as soon as possible. Keep safe, my friends!

The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in Japan is much lower than in Western countries, but even so, we are on the verge of a medical collapse.…

I arrived at the parking lot before dawn. It was raining hard and I almost gave up on the idea of taking pictures. But, luckily, as dawn broke, one of the most…

The first snow fell in September at the top of Mount Fuji, but the amount of snow has not increased much since then. Fortunately, there were no typhoons to hit…

Banna-ji is an old temple located in Ashikaga City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. It was built over 800 years ago and is a national treasure of Japan. The ginkgo…

Hotoku-ji Temple in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. It has a black floor which reflects the surrounding scenery. The reflection of maple trees took my breath away. …

I went cruising on Lake Chuzenji after climbing one of the mountains in Nikko to take some autumnal photos. Many tourists, including foreigners, wore masks and…

Yashima Marsh is located at an altitude of 1,630 meters (5,348 ft). It has been designated as a special natural treasure of Japan. IMHO, flowers in the…

Kamikochi is one of the most popular summer resorts in Japan.  Before the new coronavirus outbreak, more than 30,000 people used to visit there every day in…

I often go to this viewpoint when the weather is fine. I enjoyed viewing Tokyo Skytree and Mt. Fuji from the window. 撮影場所:文京シビックセンター(東京都)

Mt. Tanigawa-dake is one of my favorite mountains in Japan. Many climbers visit there to enjoy the great views and to take pictures. On the other hand, it is…

It snows a lot in northern Japan and along the Japan Sea coast. But it doesn't snow much around Tokyo area. We often have sunny days in winter, a piercing…

Hondo-ji Temple was founded 750 years ago. It's famous for hydrangeas in June and colorful autumn foliage in late November and early December. 撮影場所:千葉県松戸市本土寺

Autumn is at its best right now, but the weather around isn't cooperating here.  It has been raining and cold for a week. I hope the weather gets better soon.…

We suffered serious damages from the typhoons (Faxai in September and Hagibis in October). Many trees lost their leaves due to heavy rain and strong wind.

All pictures were taken at Nonin-ji Temple, Saitama, Japan. Nonin-ji is an old Zen temple. Monks and apprentices sit still for hours with their legs crossed,…

Eigen-ji Temple (in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan) is unknown to foreigners but a beautiful sightseeing spot loved by locals. There are many stone statues (called…

Mt. Fuji shows many faces according to the season, climate and time of the day. The sunlight shining through colorful leaves is beautiful beyond description…

The peak of the autumn leaf season is November. Lovely autumn colors descend from mountains into cities. Autumn is deepening day by day. It's a lot of fun…
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